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Deep Breath - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: After Strax hits Clara with a newspaper she comes downstairs and he asks her if she needs anything. She asks for water and he places the bucket of mop water on the table in front of Clara. They have a conversation about the water and at the end of the conversation Clara looks at her newspaper and the bucket has disappeared from the table in front of her. Neither of them moved it. (00:26:45)

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Dark Water - S8-E11

Factual error: When Clara is speaking on the phone to Danny at the start of the episode her phone shows the call waiting screen for an incoming call from him. (00:02:25)


Listen - S8-E4

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor is knocked unconscious, Clara uses the psychic circuitry to pilot the TARDIS to what turns out to be a moment in the Doctor's past, in the barn first seen in "The Day of the Doctor." The loft in the barn where the young First Doctor is sleeping in bed, however, was not present in the previous episode.

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Suggested correction: These events take place thousands of years apart. Buildings (especially wooden ones) are likely to change in that time.

The barn appears three times, in "The Day of the Doctor", "Listen" and "Hell Bent." Its appearance in "The Day of the Doctor" is chronologically in-between its appearances in "Listen" and "Hell Bent." Both of the two latter episodes have the loft, but "The Day of the Doctor" doesn't. That's the mistake here.

Into the Dalek - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: Throughout the episode, the collar of the Doctor's shirt frequently tucks in and out of his coat from shot to shot. Especially noticeable in the scenes where they are looking for and subsequently fix the Dalek's radiation leak.

Kill the Moon - S8-E7

Factual error: Near the end of the episode, the full Moon is shown in the daytime sky, well above the horizon. This is impossible, as any celestial body lit by the Sun has its full phase only when it is directly opposite the Sun; thus, a full Moon rises at sunset and sits high in the sky only during the night. For the Moon to be in the sky during the day as shown, it would have to be visibly of a phase other than full.


Mummy on the Orient Express - S8-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor offers Professor Moorhouse some jelly babies in a cigarette case, the position of the candy in the case changes between shots. (00:14:10)


Mummy on the Orient Express - S8-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor takes a phone handset from the wall and sonics it before calling Clara, his grip on the sonic screwdriver changes between the wide shot and the close-up. (00:21:45)


Deep Breath - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: In the restaurant basement, while the Doctor and Clara are looking around while speculating on why the clockwork droids are harvesting organs, Clara moves a chain out of her way with her left hand before releasing it, only to be holding the chain again in the next shot. (00:44:10)


Deep Breath - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: After the Doctor walks up to Vastra and Jenny and calls them "the green one and the not-green one", he gestures with his right hand in the direction of the TARDIS. In a wide shot immediately following, he gestures again. (00:03:45)


Death in Heaven - S8-E12

Continuity mistake: Missy's cameo brooch is unpinned and hanging askew when she vaporizes Osgood, but the brooch rights itself and is pinned properly when Missy steps on Osgood's eyeglasses. (00:23:00)

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In the Forest of the Night - S8-E10

Continuity mistake: When Clara is looking at the drawing in Maebh's homework book while the Doctor tells her about the solar flare, her grip on the book changes between shots.

Death in Heaven - S8-E12

Continuity mistake: During the early scene with the Cybermen outside St Paul's, when Missy pulls out her phone/disintegrator weapon and shows the Doctor pictures of the Cybermen going viral all over the planet, and when she prepares to take a picture of the two of them, her grip on the device, as well as which hand she's holding it in, keeps changing between shots.

Death in Heaven - S8-E12

Continuity mistake: When Missy orders her Cybermen to blow up the plane and kill some Belgians, her control bracelet is missing from her wrist in one shot.

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Mummy on the Orient Express - S8-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Doctor phones Clara and discovers she's trapped in the locked car with Maisie, his phone keeps switching hands. (00:21:55)

Flatline - S8-E9

Factual error: After PC Forrest is killed by the Boneless, her nervous system is flattened and displayed on the wall, appearing as a mural. However, there are far too many nerves around where her liver would have been and not nearly enough around her brain.

The Caretaker - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When Courtney comes into the caretaker's room in search of paper towels, there is a "keep out" sign (reading "Go Away Humans") hanging in the window of the inner door. When the Doctor is talking to her just before she leaves, the sign is missing. Over the course of the rest of the episode, the sign proceeds to appear and disappear a few more times.

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Time Heist - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when the Doctor and Clara are standing by the TARDIS on the planet they took the Teller and its mate to, Clara's hands go from touching the buttons on her jacket to loosely clasped lower down. In the third shot of her, they return to the first position.

Death in Heaven - S8-E12

Revealing mistake: During the sequence where the Cyber-clouds covering Earth are burned away, there is a shot showing the clouds burning over the Sydney Opera House. The shot is, very obviously, a still image to which CGI of the burning sky has been added, resulting in an extremely unconvincing image.

Deep Breath - S8-E1

Revealing mistake: After the clockwork droids shut down, when the ones in the restaurant basement start falling over, the extended blade of one of the toppling droids flops about like rubber. (01:08:15)

Deep Breath - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: Vastra hands the police inspector a bag of sonic lanterns, to be used to contain the T. Rex. In the next shot, looking at the TARDIS on the riverbank, he's not holding it. (00:02:15)

The Satan Pit (2) - S2-E12

Doctor: So, that's the trap. Or the test or the final judgment, I don't know. But if I kill you, I kill her. Except that implies, in this big grand scheme of Gods and Devils, that she's just a victim. But I've seen a lot of this universe. I've seen fake gods and bad gods and demi-gods and would-be gods - out of all that - out of that whole pantheon - if I believe in one thing... Just one thing... I believe in her.

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Trivia: "Torchwood" is an anagram for Doctor Who. Russell T Davies came up with it during the filming of Series 1 to label the tapes in order to prevent theft and potential leakage, and decided to use the name in the show proper.

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